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World Championship Chocolate Gravy Cookoff Registration


It’s time to see if your grandma truly makes the best chocolate gravy!

World Championship Chocolate Gravy Cookoff

Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 9 – 11 a.m.

Downtown Searcy – East Side of Court Square


People’s Choice: $500 Cash and a trophy

Amateur: $500 Cash and a trophy

Professional: $500 Cash and a trophy

Chocolate Gravy Cookoff Committee will provide:

  • 1 table
  • Biscuits
  • 2-oz. serving cups
  • Forks and napkins for serving to ticket holders
  • Table covering, but contestants may decorate their tables if they choose.

Contestants must provide:

  • 2.5 gallons of gravy in a warming container, along with an extension cord
  • Serving supplies (spoon, serving spoon, cutting board, knife)
  • Gloves
  • Chairs if needed


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Contestant set-up. All vehicles must be removed by 8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m.: Mandatory Meeting – contestants will provide their chocolate gravy recipes to the event coordinator.

9 a.m.: People’s Choice voting begins

9:15 a.m.: Amateur judging begins

9:45 a.m.: Professional judging begins

11 a.m.: People’s Choice voting ends

11:30 a.m.: Winners announced


Organizers reserve the right to refuse participation of any applicant. Organizers reserve the right to ask a contestant to leave if he/she is not following guidelines. If contestants choose not to participate, payments will not be refunded. However, full refunds will be issued if organizers cancel the event due to weather. Main Street Searcy, White County, the City of Searcy and volunteers are not liable for injury or damage to persons or property. Contestants can only win one category – Professional, Amateur or People’s Choice.

Chocolate Gravy Contestant Entry Form

eEntry fee is $25. You will be prompted to pay online by a link provided in the confirmation section after completing this form.

Contestant Entry

You can pay the $25 entry fee online after filling out this registry form. A link will be provided in the confirmation. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please mail your $25 Entry Fee to Main Street Searcy at PO Box 1127, Searcy, AR 72145 by May 1st. On the memo line, please write "Chocolate Gravy Entry" and the first and last name of the contact on this form.

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